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Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: This letter is not in defence of high school student athletes. I attended Calabar sixth form and am a former board chair of another high school with a strong sports programme. I know the lure of idolising student athletes and...

Published:Wednesday | April 10, 2019 | 12:14 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The unique experiences of rural Jamaicans should be something that we highlight and revere. Rural Jamaicans live within a societal context that is marked by inequity in terms of education and health, among other key tenets of...

Published:Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 12:24 AM

Open letter to Dr Herbert Gayle: THE EDITOR, Sir: Dear Dr Gayle, I read your speech at the recent nutrition seminar at The Mico University College. Great analysis and presumed prescriptive conclusions. Yes, I agree, all those factors you...

Published:Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The issue of the non-signing of the relevant documents prior to playing for the Reggae Boyz by the England-based players is a sour matter that needs to be addressed. I am taken aback as to the motive of these players why they are...

Published:Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 12:22 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: This is a public appeal to the Ministry of Education Region Four. I am a physics teacher who has submitted a copy of my degree certificate to the Ministry of Education in Region Four for it to be processed, in order to receive my...

Published:Tuesday | April 9, 2019 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Joyous ode rang out at Webster Memorial Church on Half-Way Tree Road, St Andrew, on Friday, honouring the life of many people’s friend, Kerry Magnus. Juxtaposed amid sombre tributes were beautiful, spiritual songs that are atypical...

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Open letter to East Portland: THE EDITOR, Sir: When Norman Manley made it clear to educate us, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) rebuffed it and asked, “Education can nyam?” And the Labourites said “No, we want food.” When P.J. Patterson announced the...

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Andrew Azar’s passion for Jamaica’s horseracing industry to one day, attain first-world standards, and his strong desire for the unsatisfactory facilities at Caymanas Park to be improved for the jockeys, grooms, patrons, etc is...

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:21 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I am a resident of upper Belvedere, Red Hills in St Andrew, and I am writing about the worsening water problems, which are creating a major crisis in the community. The water supply has, for decades, been intermittent for many in...

Published:Monday | April 8, 2019 | 12:20 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Agriculture is the sector that will drive growth in the economy, in order for all Jamaicans to see a positive dream. It will let their children, growing up on this island, see a better way of life, studying and working to bring...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As a follow-up to the letter ‘Children need dental care’ published on March 19, 2019, again I would like to emphasise the need for more dental nurses to be in the healthcare delivery system. The dental nurse can significantly add...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:26 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: The Gleaner on Friday, April 5, published an article titled ‘Supreme Ventures’ nonsensical reply’. I was so annoyed reading this article. How rude is Mr. Andrew Azar to question the Government’s actions and speak of them in such...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: We write in response to concerns raised in the local media about the possible involvement of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) in the development of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for the electricity sector, given PCJ...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:25 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Now that the dust is settled, it is now appropriate to make an analysis. The utterances and conduct of Damion Crawford on the campaign trail have unmasked a number of old issues in our politics and society, namely sex, class,...

Published:Saturday | April 6, 2019 | 12:25 AM

Open letter to Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett: THE EDITOR, Sir: We have met several times from years ago, but you may not remember, as you meet so many people! I am one of very many opposing the new captive dolphin facility in Discovery...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:30 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: “Mommy, Education Minister Ruel Reid has been fired because of nepotism. It is when you hire family and friends without qualification.” (11-year-old boy, St Elizabeth)  “Reid was sacked as minister over allegations of...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:29 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: There is a saying, ‘show me your company, I tell you who are’, but many times, this isn’t true. This is particularly so when associates disguise themselves as something they really are not. Sometimes one is surrounded by a wolf...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:29 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I must applaud the decision of Hydel High’s head coach, Mr Corey Bennett, for protecting his charges and not allowing his top athletes to compete at this year’s CARIFTA trials for fear of overwork. As coach Bennett has pointed out...

Published:Friday | April 5, 2019 | 12:29 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: On April 3, 2019, Kingston College and St Jago competed in the finals of the Schools’ Challenge Quiz competition. Schools’ Challenge Quiz was celebrating its 50th anniversary and the finals were expected to be a showpiece. KC, the...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:31 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Pro-choice activists are postulating that there is a right to abortion. Yet, in actuality, no such right exists. It is difficult for pro-lifers to invalidate abortion using the rights approach since pro-choice activists do not take...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:29 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: I write regarding the disgusting, deplorable, and despicable video going the rounds of Calabar boys leading a homophobic chant aimed at their rivals, Kingston College, KC. Having lost at Champs, the Calabar boys descended to this...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:18 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: Somehow, there doesn’t seem to be any concern from the National Health Fund to promote the awareness of the JADEP ( Jamaica Drug for the Elderly Programme) card and its system to Mandeville pharmacies and its environs. My father,...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: As we collectively clutch our pearls at the video that has surfaced of Calabar High School students chanting homophobic slurs at Kingston College, we should pay close attention to one of the larger issues here. Our society has...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: In 2017, it was expected that Kingston College (KC) would win Champs. KC had the quality team, but for injuries and, arguably, poor management, Champs came down to the wire, with KC coming out on the wrong end of a very...

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:09 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir: When Calabar physics teacher Sanjaye Shaw endured what he called physical and verbal assault from members of the track team, he asked the principal for due punishment, which included a public apology during the morning devotion,...

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